It's cold outside, I know. But ice cream still rocks! So I say embrace the cold and make some candy cane ice cream! Oh - and add some chocolate chips; they make the ice cream even prettier.
We've made this ice cream 3 times this year. It is the most requested ice cream from my kids. No matter what time of year it is. Although, I'm not sure what they love most - eating the ice cream or smashing the candy canes!
Peppermint Candy Cane Ice Cream Recipe
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups half and half
8 oz. heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. peppermint extract
12 - 15 mini candy canes, crushed (a baggie and a hammer on the driveway works well)
Chocolate Chips (optional)
Combine everything together and stir well to dissolve the sugar. Pour into ice cream maker and churn as directed. We ate half of it right out of the ice cream maker but it's much firmer if you freeze for several hours before serving.
We tried it a second time by adding the candy canes during the last 5 minutes to see if it wouldn't turn pink. Well, it turned pink anyways. Still good. :-)